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Tenth week in pictures.
We had breakfast for dinner in an American diner in Paris. It was pretty yummy and the staff is nice.
Went to the movies at Forum Les Halles. I didn’t like the movie.
Here we go, the previous week in photos. I’ll try to be good and post this past week next Monday, as god intended.
Trying to catch up. Still the week before last.
This week, because I used a very wide aperture (f1.7, f2.5) and the light is very bright right now in the day time, some of the photos I took got an unattractive purple fringing. I just noticed it after several photos and got a little mad with myself because I wasn’t paying enough attention.
Purple fringing is that sort of light “specter” you get on the edges of photographed subjects where the bright light and the shadows meet.
You can avoid that unappealing aberration if you use a narrow aperture when the light is very bright. It will give you longer depth of field (your background is going to be more in focus than with a wide aperture) but it will give you a crisper image with less chromatic aberrations around the edges.
To do that turn you camera to Aperture Priority Mode (turn your mode dial to “A”) and set the aperture (f value) to f11 or smaller (the higher the f value, the narrower the aperture).
Catching up. This is the week before last, in pictures.
I missed three days because I took pictures with a secondary camera and they disappeared from the memory card. Yay… :(
My online shop was launched. I will talk more about it later.
All in all, not the best week so far.
I’m late again on posting these. I left my camera at some friends’ house and just got it back days later. Have to catch up with two 365V posts this week.
I stress about focus a lot. Crisp images are my goal, one day, when I can afford gear to make them.
I usually don’t use post production sharpen tools. I find that they cheapen the photo and only fool amateurs.
The problem with low-end equipment (aka, affordable DSLR and lenses) is that it’s not very sharp. You can try and use only that one aperture point where your favorite lens takes the crispest photos or, like me, you swallow your pride and keep on taking the best photo you can take.
To me, swallowing the pride and posting anything that isn’t perfect is very hard. But if I didn’t I would have no public photos and would have stop photographing a long time ago.
Making photos encourages you to learn and thrive and take better photos each time. It’s the ONLY WAY to learn. You never stop learning.
When I look back I’m very glad I didn’t stop. I’m glad everyday for not giving up the previous day. Everyday.
I’m just a gal trying to capture light with a machine. I’m not perfect and my machine is not perfect either but that’s not stopping me. And it should not stop you either.
I made it pass the first month without failing a day of Project 365. That is pretty cool, in my book!
This week in Paris the rainy days carried on their grey, gloomy work of depressing us all but wine, baguettes and friends are always a good antidote.
More “Sad Girls in Windows” photos for my set.
These photos are from last week, the fourth week of April and also of Project 365. This April has been a wet month. The temperatures are rising though, hopefully not past 25ºC – 77ºF, fingers crossed…
Third week of Project 365, year five.
Stuck at home because of the rain. I like rain but it’s not very convenient to take photos. It’s a bit depressing when it comes to go out with a camera and an umbrella. But I managed to (almost) catch up on a project I want to share with you later and still went out to run some errants on Champs-Élysées. If you ever need to go to Champs-Élysées, when raining it’s the best time. Much less crowded than on a sunny day!